UK study finds CCS struggling to be heard

2014-09-08 06:42 by Anja Reitz

These low levels of awareness about CCS could potentially undermine the UK’s efforts to utilise the technology as a means of tackling carbon emissions from power plants and other facilities that burn fossil fuels, says one of the academics involved in the research.

The representative survey of over 2,000 people, conducted by the polling firm YouGov in late June, suggests that over 40% of the British public have never heard of CCS, with only 20% claiming to have read something about it in the past year. In stark contrast, awareness of fracking continues to grow dramatically, with those claiming to have never heard about it declining from 22% to just 5% within the past year, and views on the subject are becoming increasingly polarised.


Source: Carbon Capture Journal, 08 Sep 2014

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